Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vicente Wolf & Tobi Fairley

Tobi Fairley, Debbie Baxter, & Myself

I'm having a great week ! I was able to meet up with my fellow design blogger Tobi Fairley who was in town for a conference along with her friend and fellow designer Debbie Baxter. We had a great visit, talked a bit about blogging, our careers, and the state of the industry. Turns out Tobi did her internship here at Yates Silverman a local firm. I had no idea she had lived in Vegas! She is as charming in person as she appears to be on her blog and I am so happy for the way her career is taking off. I'm sure we will see her become a powerful force in our industry.

Me & Vicente Wolf

Monday was the kick off of the fall furniture market at The Las Vegas World Market Center. This year they will be honoring another designer / blogger, the fabulous Vicente Wolf. I was thrilled to be able to meet him at a reception hosted by the Las Vegas ASID and the LVWMC . He is larger than life and just as charming and I admire his candid, real life posts about the design world. He speaks about common issues and obstacles that all designers face and shows that even the elite among our ranks share the same concerns that we do. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him and admire his comitment to educating and informing young designers about the realities of our industry. He will be honored Wednesday night as an Icon of Design; certainly an award he rightly deserves.

Vicente & His Assistant

I also had the great pleasure of meeting his charming assistant who's name - shame on me -I cannot find in my notes. Among her other duties she monitors Vicente's blog.

Thankfully my week of meeting friends and famous designers is just getting started. Wednesday I will be attending a few events where I am going to be meeeting:

Charlotte Moss
Diamond & Baratta
David Easton
Jamie Drake
Nina Campbell
& more

I promise to take pictures!!!!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oooh, exciting! Make sure that you are in some of those pictures!

Tammy@InStitches said...

That sounds so exciting.

KayEllen said...

How wonderfulJackie!!

Such a talented and down to earth person Vincente is...Love his work:)